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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Most of the time, when we talk about the boom in oil production in the U.S., we focus on costs and the environment. But the boom has also led to a major rise in how much oil is being moved around the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's right to ban affirmative action Does a Mich. amendment prohibiting affirmative action violate equal protection? What does the Supreme Court decision mean for...
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (center-left) shakes hands with Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzuk (right) in the presence of Hamas Prime Minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh (center), after signing a reconciliation agreement...
Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into many more public places than they could before, including schools, bars, churches, parts...
The American Electric Power coal burning plant in Conesville, Ohio. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that about one tenth of America’s greenhouse gas emissions come from...
Photo by Flickr user bowers8554 The state of human rights in Azerbaijan requires “urgent attention,” the commissioner of a European watchdog organization said Wednesday. Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights at the 47-nation Council of...